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December 2nd 2010

Q & A with Fredson Paixao (UFC debut this weekend)

On December 4th, Fredson Paixao will make his UFC debut against Pablo Garza at ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 Finale’. The event is being held at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada.Paixao (which translates as ‘passion’ in English) sat down with Eduardo Cruz – of Fighters Only Brazil staff – and gave the following...
December 2nd 2010

Machida won't pass comment on Dana's appraisal

Lyoto Machida took a little swipe at UFC president Dana White during a series of messages posted to his Twitter account today.The former light-heavyweight champion came off as a little across about White’s insistence that he was the rightful loser of the UFC 123 fight with Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.“I was glad with my performance, with my...
December 2nd 2010

Sonnen suspension halved at CSAC hearing

Chael Sonnen got half a result at today’s meeting of the California State Athletic Commission.His one-year suspension for failing a drug test at UFC 117 was cut in half by the commission, but the $2,500 fine remained in place.Two members of the commission had motioned for Sonnen’s fine and suspension to remain untouched but the motion failed when the...
December 2nd 2010

Recap: 2010 World MMA Awards winners

Here's the full list of your winners in this year's World MMA Awards, presented by Fighters OnlyThe ‘Charles ‘Mask’  Lewis’ Fighter of the Year Award   Winner: Jose Aldo Outstanding Contribution to MMA Winner: Randy Couture Fight of the Year        Winner: Anderson Silva v Chael...
December 2nd 2010

Fight of the Year 2010: Anderson vs Sonnen

There were some serious wars up for the ‘Fight of the Year’ award but in the end there could be only one winner. And it was…. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 117.Fans voted for this one for droves and it is easy to see why. This fight was like the MMA version of a Rocky movie, and all played out in real life.First, we had the awesome tension...
December 2nd 2010

Fighter of the Year 2010: Jose Also

Its been a big year for Jose Aldo.After smashing his way to the WEC featherweight title, Aldo earned himself a growing army of fans. And just as they started complaining that he was not operating on the big stage he deserves, the WEC was folded into the UFC.Aldo became the UFC featherweight champion by default and now finds himself holding a belt even more...
December 2nd 2010

Coach of the Year 2010: Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson has been voted the Coach of the Year for the second year running in the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards.Jackson - who heads up the Jackson Submission Fighting school in Albuquerque, New Mexico - was voted in ahead of other luminaries such as Shawn Tompkins and Cesar Gracie.Coach Jackson counts UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and former...
December 2nd 2010

Knockout of the Year 2010: Shogun vs Machida

If you asked them, most fighters would probably say that Knockout of the Year is as prestigious as Fighter of the Year, and there were some key contenders for this one.Cain Velasquez and Rich Franklin both dismantled icons with their respective KO wins over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 110) and Chuck Liddell (UFC 113).But it was Mauricio “Shogun” Rua...
December 2nd 2010

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year 2010: Jon Jones

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones was declared ‘Breakthrough Fighter of the Year 2010’ at the Fighters Only World MMA Awards tonight.The 23-year-old light-heavyweight was voted in by a landslide, with fans all over the world registering thousands of votes to have him take the prize.It crowns a year of fantastic achievement for the glowing prospect, who put...
December 2nd 2010

Alistair Overeem: International Fighter of the Year 2010

If you looked at the bookmakers odds, Alistair Overeem was the clear favourite to win this category.But that might seem a little unfair when you consider that he fought under MMA rules just once in 2010, compared to George Sotiropoulos’ three fights and three wins under the UFC banner.However, Overeem has been busy on the K-1 circuit and I would argue that his...